Hillary Should not Blame Sexism For Her Loss

@gewcew23 (8010)
United States
June 23, 2008 3:42pm CST
Hillary and her supporters are sure they know how and why she was rejected: She was the victim of sexism. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem opined on CNN that it is "clear that there is profound sexism." She whined that Clinton couldn't crack the "glass ceiling" (an architectural figment of feminist imagination) because there are "still barriers and biases out there." Sorry but fact just do not back that up. 92 percent of Americans say they would vote in a presidential election for a qualified female candidate from their own party, and 55 percent say yes when asked if the United States is ready for a woman president. Clinton lost because she simply is not likeable and voters, especially Democrats, suffer from Clinton fatigue. The Clintons, Hillary and Bill, offer of two-for-the-price-of-one didn't play particularly well in 1992, and it was even less attractive in 2008. Hillary also lost because she is not a self made woman unlike Condoleezza Rice. Hillary got her career the old-fashioned way; she married it.
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• United States
23 Jun 08
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has also admitted a long time ago that MS magazine was started by her in part as a project by the CIA. No, that is not some conspiracy theory. She admitted it some years ago. It's purpose was to change the attitudes of women. Why? I don't know. But in any case, no one should pay any attention to Gloria Steinem, an admitted influence peddler for money.
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@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I have heard of this but I do not understand why the CIA paid for Gloria Steinem to change the attitudes of women.
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• United States
23 Jun 08
I have no idea. By law the CIA is forbidden from mucking around domestically. Even still it is widely known there are many editors, reporters, and writers in the USA taking money from the CIA to write or publish stories of the CIA's choosing. What's that about? I really have no idea, but technically it is illegal as heck. No one is trying to do anything about it, though.
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Those backers seem to think that we as American voters don't have a memory. She is carrying to much baggage from her past years in the White House.and I don't mean Bill's little or is it big escapade. No sexism had nothing to do with her not getting the votes. I can't believe that she would clam the "glass ceiling" Thing too. I for one just didn't like her politics at all. I will not vote for a woman just because she is a woman. i want her to have some real experience with running the country. Not as a shirt tail.
@2wicelot (2945)
24 Jun 08
I think what happened in the case of Hillary Clinton's bid for the whitehouse was a total lack of planning and this feeling she had of an entitlement to the presidency. She thought she was going to just coast through to the nomination and was somewhat arrogant. She didn't raise enough money and spend what she had heavily and lavishly in the beginning. She totally underestimated Obama and by the time she realised it, she was behind and couldn't just overcome that. I think all the excuses her campaign kept raising including the issue of Florida and michigan were just that; excuses.
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@Ashbiz (148)
• Mauritius
24 Jun 08
I agree. Sexism is not what costs Hillary Clinton the presidential nomination. She was simply not the best candidate to confront John McCain in November. Her Senate vote in favour in the Irak invasion is just one of many examples. It would also be unfair to say that she is a victim of sexiam when the majority of the US population is female. Now, let's hope Barack Obama wins the election.
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I think it is funny. She was being touted as a shoe-in by the liberal press prior to Obama, and then when they found something that trumped a female running for president... a black guy, well okay... an Arab/white guy that looks black.... then the liberal press tossed her under the bus and jumped on the Obama bus. Those who claim that she didn't lose because of Clinton fatigue are mistaken, and the prospect of returning Bill to the White House in ANY capacity was a guaranteed loser. I have seen a lot of excuses offered for why she lost, but the fact is she lost the candidacy on her own. She is responsible.
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@k101707 (102)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I believe when it was found out that an african american and a woman were running for president it should have put a red flag up saying that we were going to have conflicts with rasicism and sexism. I am not old enough to vote but this is what I think because I don't know about anyone else but for me ther were warning signs.
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@zhuuraan (961)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I agree that there is more behind her loss than sexism. The majority of americans, like myself, believe that the United States could use a female president after over 230 years of men. No offense against men but we could use a change and a different outlook. However, Hillary Clinton is not the woman for the job and never was. Show me a female candidate who's not warped and misguided and who I believe will actually bring something positive and productive to this country and I will happily vote for her, but not Hillary in a million years!
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@sid556 (30989)
• United States
24 Jun 08
i agree so much with you on this. I do think hilary has some wonderful qualities and much potential. rather than blame sexism as the reason why she lost out, she'd be wise to see where she could improve and try again. she did make it quite far so obviously it isn't because she is female.
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• United States
24 Jun 08
I am very fond of Condoleeza Rice. I would vote for her as president. During the primary, I voted for Hillary because I did not want Obama in. I thought he was the worse of the two evils. McCain did not need my vote, as we knew he was already in. There are a variety of reasons she lost. Obama and his wife will be the two for one, too. She does not seem politically active but she is racially active. In this case, that counts.
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• United States
23 Jun 08
Ouch! That had to hurt Hillary. I think the problem for Hillary is not that people are prejudiced against women. People are prejudiced against feminists.
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